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Bumble Bees

Pest Description

What is a Bumble Bee?
Bumble bees are beneficial insects because they pollinate crops and plants. The occupant of a disturbed bumble bee nest will buzz in a loud volume. They defend their nests aggressively. Bumble bees often nest in the ground, but can be found above ground around patio areas or decks. They will sometimes build their nests in soffits of attics.


Why Should I Care?
As part of their aggressive defense of their nests, bumble bees will chase nest invaders for a considerable distance. The bumble bee sting is one of the most painful. Unlike honey bees, bumble bees can sting more than once.


What Would Portland Pest Guard Do?
Bumble bees can be prevented through inspection of potential nesting areas and removal of potential harborage materials. Because bumble bees will sting when threatened, homeowners are advised not to disturb nests.

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*Portland Pest Guard provides pest control service to most cities in Western Oregon and Southern Washington. Including: Beaverton, Cedar Mill, Gresham, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Portland, Tigard, Vancouver and surrounding areas.